Cars Damaged in Copper Theft

At approximately 5 a.m. on July 7, Antioch police received a call of a suspicious circumstance on Shadow Lane in Antioch. This area is part of a large condominium development, and borders Highway 4. When officers arrived, they located several cut power lines that were either hanging or on the ground near that location.

Further investigation revealed that copper thieves had scaled large metal power poles that line the freeway, and cut multiple power lines attached to these poles. The lines were under extreme tension, and as a result some of the lines fell with sufficient force to damage approximately ten vehicles parked in the parking lot of the development.

There have been multiple similar incidents, not necessarily from the metal power poles, but from wooden poles in the Antioch area. The people responsible for these crimes will then attempt to turn in the copper for money at scrap yards.

Leads are being followed up on. Anyone with information to this theft or similar ones is asked to call Detective Krenz with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6866.

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